2014 Alternative Spring Break

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New Orleans, LA
March 16-22, 2014

Application Packet

What is Alternative Spring Break?

Alternative Spring Break will expose WSU students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, common readings, and reflection activities. ASB will take place in New Orleans, LA from Sunday, March 16th through Saturday, March 22nd, 2014.

Alternative Spring Break Details

There are 35 spots available, which will go to the first 35 people to turn in the completed application form as well as the nonrefundable $100 deposit, which will go towards the overall cost. Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, February 21st to Student Involvement (RSC 262).

We will be working with the National Relief Network during our time in New Orleans. This will include doing home restoration, yard work, and other highly physical labor. More work detail will be provided as we get closer to the date of the trip. For more information about the NRN go to www.nrn.org.

Transportation to and from will be on a charter bus. During our time there we will be staying in a church and you will need to provide your own bedding (air mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow).


The cost of the trip is $450 per student. There will also be fundraising opportunities to help reduce the cost as well. The cost includes transportation, housing, meals, and excursions.

Learning Component

While this trip will focus heavily on community service, there is also a learning component that you will be expected to participate with. There will be a WSU faculty member attending who will help with facilitating a few sessions prior to our trip as well as while we are in New Orleans. You will also be required to attend an orientation session early on in the spring semester


If you have any questions please contact Nick Messing, Coordinator of Leadership & Service-Learning, at 316-978-7402 or nicholas.messing@wichita.edu